Exclusive: Sir Dave Brailsford pushing for major Manchester United change behind the scenes

After conducting an examination of Manchester United’s infrastructure, Sir Dave Brailsford has won over several influential figures at the club. He feels the team should move from its Carrington training base.

The sporting director of Ineos, Brailsford, became a member of the football board upon the ratification of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s 27.7% takeholding in late February, however he has mostly missed games since the Boxing Day comeback victory over Aston Villa.

The Manchester Evening News has been informed by sources that Brailsford has offered in-depth insights on the team, drawing comparisons between United and his cycling experiences with Team Sky and the Ineos Grenadiers.

Although Brailsford has provided “lots of little nerdy details,” there is a sense that the changes will elevate United’s performance to a superior level.

Before the Christmas Eve announcement that Ratcliffe would become a co-owner of United, Brailsford paid clandestine visits to Carrington.

It is known that Brailsford came to the conclusion that Carrington was unsuitable for use as a base for elite sports. Early this year, the MEN revealed that United was looking into the potential of relocating to a new training base soon.

The women’s team’s expansion and the academy players’ usage of a new £7 million structure, according to club sources, have added to the cramped atmosphere. We relocated to Carrington in January 2000 as United.

Although United has already named Jason Wilcox as its technical director, talks with Newcastle on the hiring of Dan Ashworth, the sports director, who is currently on gardening leave, are not going well.

The 50-year-old was the driving force behind Team Sky’s dominance of the Tour de France in the 2010s and Great Britain’s gold medal sweep at the Olympics in Beijing and London, but his methods have also drawn criticism.

The Committee for Commons Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport determined that Team Sky had “crossed an ethical line” when it granted Sir Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 Tour winner, Theraputic Use Exemptions.

Brailsford has been dubbed ‘Teflon Dave’ by some in the cycling community after Team Sky and British cycling’s lead doctor, Richard Freeman, was struck off the medical register and banned for four years for possession of a banned substance. Brailsford appointed Freeman.

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